Like all species of bears, Moon bears are inquisitive, flexible and opportunistic, adept at exploiting their mountain forest habitat. Moon bears are named after the crescent of ivory coloured fur on their chests, but are officially known as the Asiatic black bear.
Moon bears are under threat, due to deforestation and loss of habitat, plus they suffer terrible exploitation at human hands. Caught from the wild, thousands of Moon bears are kept in cruel bear ‘farms’ to be painfully ‘milked’ for their bile.
Born Free is taking action to stop this exploitation and support the rescue of farmed bears.
Part of the Bear Campaign